Robin Hood

Robin Hood Ah Robin Hood; man who fought with quarterstaff and bow to defeat injustice and provide for the less fortunate. Or was it a murderer with a sword set out to exact vengeance on his personal enemies? Perhaps a little of both? Depending on how far back you go, you might be surprised to … More Robin Hood

Excalibur

EXCALIBUR Arthur’s Sword The Tradition: The Name “Excalibur” was first used for King Arthur‘s sword by the French Romancers. It was not the famous “Sword in the Stone” (which broke in battle), but a second sword acquired by the King through the intercession of his druidic advisor, Myrddin (Merlin). Worried that Arthur would fall in … More Excalibur

The Hero’s journey

  The Hero’s journey The Hero’s Journey is an archetypal story pattern, common in ancient myths as well as modern day adventures. This concept was described by mythologist Joseph Campbell in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces and refined by Christopher Vogler in his book The Writer’s Journey. It can be boiled down … More The Hero’s journey